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July 17, 2013 33

Ventura County Deputies Kill White Supremacist Who Pointed Handgun

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Daniel Houfek, at center

Deputies with the Ven­tura County, Cal­i­for­nia, Sheriff’s Depart­ment shot and killed a promi­nent local white suprema­cist, Daniel Cur­tis Houfek, 42, on the evening of July 12, fol­low­ing a short vehi­cle pur­suit and confrontation.

Houfek was one of the lead­ers of the Dead­line Fam­ily Skins (also known as Dead­line Skins or Skin­heads), a hard­core racist skin­head gang with around two dozen active mem­bers in the Santa Clarita area.  Mem­bers also oper­ate in the Ante­lope Val­ley and Ven­tura region.  Houfek, also known as “Danny Boy,” owned and oper­ated a tat­too par­lor, dubbed Dead­line Tat­too, in Ven­tura (often used as a meet­ing place for the group).  A num­ber of Dead­line Skins have tat­toos cour­tesy of Houfek, includ­ing tat­toos of the group’s logo and com­bat boots.

On July 12, the Ven­tura Sheriff’s Depart­ment received a call about a sus­pi­cious man sit­ting in a parked car near a Girl Scout lodge in Oak View.  Deputies found the vehi­cle, with Houfek in it, but Houfek sped off, lead­ing offi­cers on a brief vehi­cle chase.  Accord­ing to police, Houfek soon stopped his vehi­cle and exited it with a hand­gun.  The pur­su­ing deputies fired at Houfek after he allegedly pointed it at them, fatally wound­ing him.  He died at the scene.

This inci­dent is the 36th known shooting/shootout con­fronta­tion between extrem­ists and law enforce­ment offi­cers in the United States since 2009, accord­ing to Anti-Defamation League records.

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July 10, 2013 5

David Duke Solicits Funds To Distribute New Anti-Semitic Book

For­mer Klan leader and anti-Semite David Duke says on his web­site that he is try­ing to pub­lish a new book that paints Jews as mass mur­der­ers who com­mit­ted geno­cide against Rus­sians and Ukraini­ans dur­ing the Russ­ian Revolution. david-duke-new-book

On July 6, 2013, Duke claimed that he had raised enough money from read­ers of his web­site to pub­lish the book titled The Secret Behind Com­mu­nism. Duke posted the book’s intro­duc­tion on his web­site in an appar­ent effort to elicit more funds for print­ing, dis­trib­ut­ing and pro­mot­ing the book.

In the intro­duc­tion, he claims that Jews were behind the Russ­ian Rev­o­lu­tion and were respon­si­ble for mur­der­ing tens of mil­lions of peo­ple. He writes, “Upon achiev­ing total power, [Jews’] deep psy­cho­pathic, racist hatred became man­i­fest in the great­est human slaugh­ter of all time.” The intro­duc­tion is typ­i­cal of his anti-Semitic dia­tribes. He often pro­motes con­spir­a­to­r­ial depic­tions of Jew­ish power and Jew­ish hatred for non-Jews, a com­bi­na­tion he refers to as “Jew­ish supremacism.”

Duke argues that the alleged mass killing of Ukraini­ans by Jews far exceeded the Holo­caust.  Invok­ing clas­si­cal anti-Semitic myths, he claims that the pub­lic focuses on the Holo­caust and not the Ukraine because Jews con­trol the media, acad­e­mia, gov­ern­ments and Hollywood.

In addi­tion to blam­ing Jews for the mass mur­der of Ukraini­ans and Rus­sians, Duke attacks Zion­ism. He asserts that modern-day Israelis learned about “eth­nic cleans­ing” from Jew­ish Bol­she­viks. He writes, “The eth­nic cleans­ings and mur­der­ous ways of the Jew­ish trib­al­ists in Rus­sia are being repeated in the Zion­ist eth­nic cleans­ing of Palestine.”

Duke ded­i­cated his book to Alexan­der Solzhen­it­syn, the renowned Russ­ian writer who unfor­tu­nately expressed anti-Semitic views in some of his works. Duke states in the book’s intro­duc­tion that he lib­er­ally uses Solzhenitsyn’s writ­ings on the Russ­ian Rev­o­lu­tion to pro­vide the con­text for his new book.

Duke is also try­ing to raise funds for another anti-Semitic book he is writ­ing, The Zion­ist Con­spir­acy. Duke released a pre­view of one chap­ter of the book, in which he argues that Jews do not have a higher intel­li­gence level than non-Jews, and thus their “over­rep­re­sen­ta­tion” in Ivy League schools, such as Har­vard, can be attrib­uted to anti-white dis­crim­i­na­tion against “more qual­i­fied” European-Americans and Asian-Americans. 

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July 2, 2013 0

Member Of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Indicted After Violent Police Chase

On June 5, a Comal County, Texas, grand jury indicted a mem­ber of the Aryan Broth­er­hood of Texas (ABT), one of the nation’s largest racist prison gangs, on numer­ous charges related to a 2012 high speed police chase.  The indict­ment charged ABT mem­ber Jimmy Ray “Okla­homa” Owen, 32, with aggra­vated assault against a pub­lic ser­vant with a deadly weapon, aggra­vated assault with a deadly weapon, evad­ing arrest with a vehi­cle and crim­i­nal mischief.aryan-brotherhood-texas-tatoo

The police chase began in Octo­ber 2012 after a police offi­cer in Bul­verde, north of San Anto­nio, spot­ted a pickup truck that had been reported stolen.  The offi­cer tried to stop the truck, but the dri­ver, Owen, allegedly refused to stop. A chase ensued in which Owen report­edly rammed two law enforce­ment vehi­cles before los­ing con­trol of the truck and hit­ting another vehi­cle. The col­li­sion flung Owen from the truck.

After the col­li­sion, offi­cers allegedly found cocaine and a hand­gun in Owen’s vehi­cle.  Owen was injured in the col­li­sion, so offi­cers trans­ported him to a hos­pi­tal in San Anto­nio for treat­ment.  How­ever, Owen allegedly escaped from the hos­pi­tal.  U.S. Mar­shals were able to locate Owen at a San Anto­nio hotel sev­eral days later. 

Vio­lence com­mit­ted by ABT mem­bers is com­mon; from its incep­tion in the mid-1980s, the ABT has been one of the most vio­lent gangs of any type in Texas.  Cur­rently, the ABT is the most vio­lent white suprema­cist group in the United States.   In Novem­ber 2012, a fed­eral grand jury in Hous­ton indicted 34 ABT mem­bers for allegedly con­spir­ing to par­tic­i­pate in rack­e­teer­ing activ­i­ties, three mur­ders, mul­ti­ple attempted mur­ders, kid­nap­pings, assaults, and con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute metham­phet­a­mine and cocaine.  Sev­eral mem­bers have already pleaded guilty. 

The Anti-Defamation League recently released a new report on the Aryan Broth­er­hood of Texas, detail­ing its ori­gins, beliefs, orga­ni­za­tion, and violence.

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